Kitaibelia vitifolia – representing Croatia and Macedonia

Kitaibelia vitifolia goes around by the common name of Russian hibiscus, and I also used it just to go with the flow. But it’s neither Russian, nor a hibiscus; you can read its whole story below:
http://www.malvaceae.info/Genera/Kitaibelia/Kitaibelia.php

Shortly, the white flowers resemble more Malva flowers and it hails from a territory that belonged to former Yugoslavia.

It is a large plant that looks perfect and enjoys the edge of the woodland garden. I still didn’t grow one for myself but they go very fast from seeds so it’s waiting in line for next spring sowing…

Representing Croatia and Macedonia for the Celebrations, I introduce –
Kitaibelia vitifolia

Kitaibelia vitifolia

2 replies
  1. sueturner31
    sueturner31 says:

    I grew this for several years then it must have exhausted it’s seed production as it hasn’t popped up in the last 3 years …must get new supply. Sue

    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      It is a species rarely seen here although full hardy for our climate. I intend to grow one just like my friend who supplied the seeds does – at the edge of the woodland.

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